As I mentioned in a previous post (Random Thoughts Thursday: Eurovision), I’m going to start reviewing and making my predictions for ESC2022 as countries begin to name their artists and release their songs. While these songs will be performed at Eurovision, countries have some time to revamp the song (mainly to fit it into the 3-minute window) and staging.
In addition to making comments about the current entry, I’ll provide information about the country’s entry from last year’s Eurovision just as a comparison.
Subwoolfer – Give That Wolf a Banana
I have to be completely honest and say that I do not really understand what’s going on in the song. LOL. I guess they have some very sound advice: “And before that wolf eats my grandma, give that wolf a banana.” While (for me) the lyrical content is not really strong, I do enjoy the track and the dancers. Maybe the lyrical content of the song is not strong for me, because I think there might be a hidden message in the song. They have a strong following in Norway so I do not think this is a joke entry although some viewers might consider this a joke entry. Since the running order has been posted for the semifinal rounds, I have a feeling either Subwolfer or Citi Zeni (bc both groups have kind random performances/songs) will qualify for the final.
Norway in last year’s Eurovision:
Tix – Fallen Angel
- Semi-final results: 10th place out of 16 performances (115 total points – 38 national juries and 77 public votes).
- Final results: 18th place out of 26 performances (75 total points – 15 national juries and 60 public votes)
Overall, this song and performance pretty much was the middle of the road for me. I did not love the song nor did I hate the performance. While this song was ho-hum in my opinion, I did like the fact that Tix exposed his vulnerability by removing his sunglasses during his performance in the finals. Tix (whose real name is Andreas Andresen Haukeland) goes by Tix because he has Tourette syndrome and was bullied during his childhood for his “tics”. I love how he turned a negative and made it into a positive. I guess overall he is a pretty positive individual because folks who attended ESC21 said that Tix was jamming out to everyone’s performance.
I have to admit as well, no idea what the hell that song was all about, but I loved the tune and am already repeating small bits of it in my head.
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After reading your comment, now the song is stuck in my head. It definitely has very strong earworm potential. Have a great weekend.